The Hawa Mahal is part of the Jaipur city palace complex and was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 C.E. Lal Chand Usta was the architect for this five-story building. The facade has many rows of small honeycombed sandstone windows. Behind these windows are a series of corridors. Seated behind the small windows, royal women could view everyday life and ceremonial processions on the main street below, allowing them to look out without themselves being seen.
The facade is made of red and pink sandstone.
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